Dalmo bids for hat-trick off the same mark as when winning a conditionals race at Towcester last week. He should be in the mix once again but STANLEY BRIDGE is just preferred. He beat subsequent winner Ben Cee Pee M over course and distance last month and is dropping down a grade for this. Copt Hill has over three lengths to find with the selection and Dynamic Drive was well beaten off today's mark last time having won here back in October. So Bazaar finished closer at Newcastle recently and could go well from the bottom of the handicap.
Stanley Bridge 15-2 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, challenged 2 out, led before last, driven out, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar beating Ben Cee Pee M (11-5) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Dalmo 9-2 (11-9) Prominent, led 3 out, clear approaching last, ridden out, won at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Buddy Love (10-6) by 4 1/2l, 18 ran.
Copt Hill 12-1 (10-8) Led to 2nd, ridden last, kept on, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Wintered Well (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Dynamic Drive (IRE) 5-2fav (10-10) Took keen hold in mid-division, hampered 2nd, headway to chase leaders 3 out, effort before last, never able to challenge, 5th of 14, 9l behind Amir Pasha (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
On The Buckle 80-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, not always fluent, modest progress before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 14, 47l behind Mijhaar (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Danby's Legend 6-1 (10-10) Tracked leader, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 9, 20l behind Stanley Bridge (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Emirate Isle 18-1 (11-5) Mid-division on inside, ridden after 5 out, weakened next, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Sleep In First (11-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Apr '13, 12 ran.
Teaatreids (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, hampered 1st, weakened from 5 out, 13th of 17, well behind Oliver's Hill (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.
The Boozy Bishop (IRE) 80-1 (9-10) Towards rear, headway 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 12, 26l behind Wintered Well (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
So Bazaar (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out on outer, weakened 2 out, 8th of 9, 6l behind Some Lad (10-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.